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My garmin 255 powers down while installing new maps. It is telling me there are no detailed maps available.

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There are 2 possible reasons for it to say there are no detailed map available. The most likely reason is that no map is selected. Press Tools, then Press Settings, then press Map and then Map Info. There should be a tick beside the name of the map installed on the satnav. If not press the map name to select it. A tick will appear at the side of the map.

The other reason is that the map may be locked. You'll need to go to My Garmin, and then Maps to get the unlock code.

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I have lost all my maps on my garmin nuvi 255W-


Do a hard reset on your GPS. Download and install Garmin Express from Garmin. Plug your GPS into your computer. The software will identify your GPS and allow you to download new maps to it.

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Does the garmin nuvi 200 have free map updates


Use the Garmin Express program from Garmin. Down load and install the program, then connect your GPS to your PC. The program will identify your GPS and tell you of any available map and software updates.

Jan 21, 2017 | Garmin nuvi 200 Car GPS Receiver

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How do i reset my garmin nuvi 200w satnav it says no detailed maps found how can i reinstall them


Locate the reset button, located on the back of the device, in the lower left corner. Remove the sticker covering the button, and use a straightened paper clip to depress the tab.

To reinstall maps

Connect your Garmin Nuvi to your computer via USB cable. You can only update the maps through connecting to your computer.

Open the "myGarmin" website and sign in with your Garmin account. Make sure to sign in with the account that you've purchased the map updates on.

heres a link to the site;


http://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/login.htm.

Click the "myMaps" tab on the myGamrin dashboard. This will load a list of all of your purchased map upgrades.

Click the drop-down menu in the "Recent Map Purchases" section. Select your Garmin Nuvi from the list of devices.

Install the Garmin Communicator Plugin when prompted. This is required in order for the Garmin website to transfer the map files to your Gamrin software on your computer.

Download and install Garmin Express. This is the program that allows your computer to interact with your Garmin Nuvi.

Register your device in Garmin Express. If you haven't already registered your device, you'll be prompted to when you start Garmin Express. You'll need to register in order to update the maps.

Click the "Updates" tab in Garmin Express. This will show all of the available updates for your Nuvi, including the new map update you just purchased.

Click the "Show Details" option next to your Map Update. Click the "Install" button that appears. You will need to accept the agreement before the update installs.

Wait for the maps to download and install. Once you agree to the terms, the map update will begin downloading to Garmin Express, and will then be transferred to your Nuvi. This will likely take several minutes to complete.

Close Garmin Express and unplug the Nuvi when the update is complete. The Nuvi will reboot and begin installing the updated software on the device. This may take another couple of minutes.

If you weren't automatically prompted to install Garmin Express, you can download it from



http://software.garmin.com/en-US/express.html.

Jun 06, 2015 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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Need map updates for a nuvi 255 looked on garmin site, but model not listed


You need to have your satnav registered to update it. You can find details of how to register and update it at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps

Apr 22, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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How do we update our garmin nuvi 255


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To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
First you have to set up an account at Garmin using the serial number on your GPS. Once you do that you can download firmware update for free.
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

By the way, the correct Garmin approved power OR download cables are a must!!
Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Jul 14, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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I have no more map in my garmin350 it says no map data available


go to http://www.garmin.com , connect your GPS device and install the Garmin connector to update all your Maps ....good luck

Jul 01, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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It says . cant unlock maps.


Hi,

Follow this below


Go to your account at garmin that you created to manage your maps.

Click myMaps

Click Manage Maps

You should see your unit and it’s unlock codes

Copy all the unlock codes for your device

Close your internet browser
Right click on your desktop

Click new, and then click a new Text Document

Click on the newly created Text Document icon from the desktop

Type your unlock codes into the document
Click File and Save as

Change the file name to gmapprom.unl (( double check this please ))

Change the “Save as type” to "All files"
Close the document

You should see the file gmapprom.unl on your desktop
Right click on the gmapprom.unl file and then click copy

Plug your Garmin device in and then click Computer/ My Computer
Click on the nüvi drive

Right click on the Garmin folder and click paste
Safely disconnect your Garmin device from the computer


Regards
Richard.

May 18, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255, no maps intstalled, shows unlocked in detailed info


This error is caused by a corrupt or missing map unlock code. Please email me @ sharcnet-usa@sharc.net and I will talk you through on how to fix the problem.

- Jim
SHARCNET-USA

Mar 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin 255 misdirects me


Maybe you need an update of your GPS software
Get the Webupdater. You will see that there are some changes already.
If this doesn't work, get some other maps.

The day after I bougth my Nüvi 300, there were updatess available.

Good luck!

Nov 30, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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